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Watering

Stop by the office for a free rain gauge to monitor irrigation amount and rainfall in your landscape.

Cost to Water Manhattan Lawn
raingauge

Watering technique is the same for all plants, no matter if it is a houseplant or an old tree.

How Much: Fill up the root zone of the plant with water and stop when water goes beyond roots.  

How Often: Repeat after the roots have had adequate gas exchange for good growth. This maybe after a couple of days or a couple of weeks depending on the environment.  

ET (Evaporation and Transpiration) loss during the day is recorded at weather stations. For Manhattan go to: Weather Data Library and enter the weather station id as Manhattan.

How to Hire An Irrigation Contractor

Watering Videos

Checking Your Lawn Irrigation System

Drip Irrigation for Vegetables

How Often To Water Your Lawn

Tips For Watering Your Lawn

Efficient Water Use in the Garden

Conserving Water with Smart Controllers

Watering Containers

Watering in the Zone

Trees: Water Wise Way to Irrigate Trees

Container Watering

Using an Olla

Watering Publication Series

Basic Principles of Water Management

Watering Established Trees and Shrub

Watering New Lawns

Watering Established Lawns

Watering Newly Planted and Young Trees and Shrubs

Watering Vegetables and Flower Gardens

Watering Raised Beds, Berms Containers and Houseplants

Watering Your Lawn

Conserving Water

In the Vegetable Garden

In the Home Landscape

Mulches and Living Organisms

Using Wood Chips for Mulch

Drip Irrigation

Vegetable Drip Irrigation

Vegetable Irrigation

Maintaining Drip Irrigation Systems

Low Water Use Plants For Kansas Landscapes

Low Water Use 

Maintaining Good Lawns with Less Water

Less Water